Not In Our Town Princeton

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More states are trying to protect black employees who want to wear natural hairstyles at work

Jena McGregor‘s Washington Post article describes incidents of discrimination against African Americans, particularly women, who wear natural hairstyles.  Legislation explicitly banning race-based hair discrimination was signed into law in July, 2019 in California and New York.  New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan,…

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Virginia seminary sets aside $1.7 millionto pay reparations to descendants of slaves

Virginia Theological Seminary, an Episcopal seminary, says it has set aside $1.7 million to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves who worked on its campus, making it the first institution of its kind to set up a reparations fund. …

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What’s Missing From “White Fragility”

African American Literature professor, Lauren Michele Jackson, questions the value of workshops like those conducted by White Fragility author, Robin DiAngelo.  She quotes DiAngelo saying, “To address whiteness properly, white people must ‘turn towards and away’ from whiteness, ‘turning towards…

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As plantations talk more honestly about slavery, some visitors are pushing back

Hannah Knowles quotes tour guides and others at sites like Monticello and Montpelier who tell visitors about the lives of the enslaved people on these plantations and who more and more receive negative reviews about telling the full histories.  Read…

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This Land Is a Sanctuary for Aboriginal Women. Bulldozers May Soon Come.

A proposed highway upgrade threatens to destroy the location “in the highlands of southeastern Australia has been a sanctuary for the women of the Djab Wurrung people, where babies were delivered in the hollows of majestic birthing trees and the…

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